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Fake, Volume 03 (Fake #3)

4.21  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,055 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Ryo and Dee, two of New York City's finest, are called in to investigate the activities of some two-bit street punk. The operation goes south rather quickly when Dee is kidnapped and Ryo must put all of his skill and training to the test to get his partner back in one piece. Their partnership is on the line as electrified emotions raise feelings between the two guys that a ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 9th 2003 by TokyoPop (first published 1996)
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Mikael Kuoppala
Feb 22, 2014 Mikael Kuoppala rated it liked it
I my review of Fake, Vol 2 I wrote that the quirky, comical, sexually charged and energetic camp allure of the series was working, but would soon turn old if Sanami Matoh wouldn't offer us something novel or more substantial.

After reading the third volume I can repeat this sentiment, this time even more forcefully. Surprisingly, the pace of the storytelling and the tongue-in-cheek writing were still so very well executed that they carried through one more volume. But it’s obvious that the themes
Hannah Givens
Dec 26, 2015 Hannah Givens rated it really liked it
12/25/11: 5 stars

04/06/15: 4 stars
Apr 19, 2015 Ceejay rated it liked it
I picked up the first 7 volumes of this Manga at a used book sale.It follows two New York cops who just might be attracted to each other. Oh, they're both guys. The stories are good,and the various side characters are interesting. I probably wouldn't have tried this series if I had to pay full pice, but I'm glad I did.I really love Manga as it provides so many types of stories, not just a million different super heroes. Three cheers and a 21 gun salute to the Japanese and their contributions to ...more
Jul 21, 2016 Sophie rated it it was ok
I must admit, I'm starting to get a little bored. There is hardly any character development, and each story just seems a way to introduce more characters that can be enamoured by Ryo or Dee. The best story in the volume was the short story about the death of Ryo's parents - it showed character development. I'm still not overly comfortable about how sexually forceful all the characters seem, and how it implies that this behaviour is not only cute and acceptable, but that it's actually 'romantic'.
Jules Jones
[2007-05-13] 3rd of a seven part manga about two New York cops. On l_prieto's recommendation I picked up the volumes that were in stock in Bookbuyers, which happened to be 3,5 and 6, so I'm starting part way in. Interesting story so long as you don't demand realism, great semi-UST (semi, because there's some fairly intense kissing). I found it hard to keep track of what was going on at times, although I think that's largely down to coming in part-way through. The art shows them as adult men rath ...more
Emily G
Feb 12, 2011 Emily G rated it it was amazing
In the first story, we get introduced to Diana Spacey, an agent with the FBI and long term friend of Commissioner Berkeley Rose. She is in love with him, but he only has eyes for Ryo, much to Dee's chagrin. Dee has his own problems in the unwanted attention from J.J. and Bikky doing his best to keep him away from Ryo. In the meantime, Diana ends up being offered up to the killer, but manages to hold her own till the motley crew of Berkeley, Dee, Bikky and Ryo, can figure out what has happened to ...more
Jan 08, 2014 Monique rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
I gave this series three volumes to improve and it only got worse. I have trouble seeing how I found any enjoyment from it. Its not sexy, its not funny and its not interesting. What it is, is annoying, frustrating and boring. I'm not into having MORE terrible secondary characters who repeat Matoh's theme of being physically/verbally abusive and sexually aggressive (in a non-consensual way) in order to get a laugh (isn't working).

The plot is still terrible, the pacing is a mess...I really can't
Leila Anani
Nov 16, 2012 Leila Anani rated it it was amazing
3rd in the 7 book series. Introduces F.B.I agent Diana Spacey. 1st story has Berkley Rose splitting up Dee and Ryo onto different cases so that he can hit on Ryo! Our boys find out that they are in fact working on the same case from different angles. We get a cute Christmas eve story - Ryo is left all alone on the anniversary of his parents death until Dee comes over and makes everything OK. Lastly we get another Bikky/Carol story introducing their rival/friends Lai and Lass. Another great volum ...more
Jan 14, 2016 Kristina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, yaoi
I love the humour in this. Very different to any other style I've ever read.
May 04, 2014 Sherry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
Nov 10, 2012 Kirsti rated it it was amazing
Another in the wonderful "Fake" series, the third volume sees Ryo finally begin to accept his feelings, but worry not! There is still plenty to come in this manga. I've loved these books since I first picked them up, and have never found another manga quite as good. I love the slow build up and tension, and the misunderstandings and awkward circumstances. Look out for my reviews of the rest of the series, another five star book!
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Nov 12, 2009 Bark's Book Nonsense rated it really liked it
Another great entry in the "Fake" series. Again, Dee's plans to seduce his partner Ryo are interrupted by sleep, kids or police work. This entry takes a look at Ryo's past and explains why he is so alone.
Mar 06, 2013 Shahna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-buy-next
Loved this series. It was the first manga I had ever read. Once of my favorites.
Jun 04, 2008 Nikki rated it really liked it
More plot! I loved it. The introduction of Lai in Bikky's story is fun, too.
Dec 21, 2010 Nicole rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic
Cute! I like the introduction of Spacey, and the kiss at the end.
Feb 25, 2009 Jenn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga-artbooks
Fake Vol. 3 by Sanami Matoh (2003)
Aug 24, 2011 Brianna rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Excellent. I love it.
Aug 31, 2007 Chandra rated it liked it
quick and fun.
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